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SPARK: Spirit in Sound and Space—A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt

Hosted by Julie Burstein, author and Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio's Studio 360

Speakers:
Robert Zatorre, neuroscientist, Montreal Neurological Institute

Steven Holl, architect

Peter Bouteneff, musician and Professor of Theology, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

New York's celebration of Arvo Pärt offers an opportunity to explore the spiritual content of his music, and to discover how the spaces in which music is performed can amplify its emotional power. In this program, neuroscientist Robert Zatorre explains how music can engage the reward system deep in our brains—the same system that responds to food and sex. Architect Steven Holl describes making spaces for music, and shows how music influences his work. Theologian Peter Bouteneff talks about the thread of spirituality that weaves throughout Pärt's masterpieces.

The Spark series explores vital ideas and issues through the lens of the Met's collections. Each cabaret-style program gathers artists, thought leaders, and performers from theater, film, politics, literature, science, and pop culture to engage in wide-ranging, fresh conversations and performances.

Recorded June 11, 2014

Credits

This event is a collaboration between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: It's About Time
(01:20:22) 58 views

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
(01:06:51) 53 views

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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 620 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1327 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 64 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 77 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 40 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 33 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
(00:31:59) 37 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
(00:29:02) 49 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 46 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 120 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 133 views

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Africa and the West
(01:13:21) 17 views

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How Proust Changed Our Minds
(01:15:39) 55 views

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Why New Art Mattered
(01:06:02) 28 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1289 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 242 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 712 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 679 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 348 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 379 views

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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
(00:29:25) 660 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 240 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
(00:09:07) 413 views

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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 473 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 686 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1324 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 686 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 329 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 436 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 566 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 395 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4569 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2080 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 118 views